AI, Machine Learning and Renewable Energy

| December 3, 2019

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Artificial intelligence, energy or biosciences it’s telling that those were the three fields that Bill Gates advised college graduates to enter into when asked in May 2017. His opinion lends credence to the assumption made in this article, namely that renewable energy, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are not only intricately linked, but that ‘smart’ renewable energy must be considered the most sustainable way forward for our energy needs. AI defines business today. And it will increasingly continue to do so. Along with allied technologies such as ML, deep learning and advanced neural networks, AI has transformative potential for the global energy sector. This article will focus on three key issues with regard to AI/ML and renewable energy:

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